't working. lindsey graham today, quote, i think what romney needs to do is get into virginia and run for sheriff. this is not rocket science. lord romney, call your butler and demand that he polish your spurs. let's get right to our panel now. with us in new york, democratic strategist professor bob schrum and richard wolffe, and david corn, autser of best selling "showdown," just out in paper back. mr. romney and mr. ryan are trying to suggest that an insult to half the nation was actually a philosophical statement of difference between their ticket and the president. do you buy stage two in their tale of the tape, the tape you brought to the nation's attention? >> thank you, martin. thank you for pitching the book for me. >> pleasure. >> this is really a grand game of bait and switch here. there is a debate to be had. you read "showdown" and it's interesting, i wrote that barack obama -- i guess mitt romney, too -- wanted this campaign to be one about clashing values between, you know, over the role of government, community action, individual liberty, tax rates and all that stuff.